Saturday, October 09, 2010

Conan Fail

While watching the MLB playoffs, I've been enjoying the Conan blimp ads promoting his new show, but earlier tonight, there was a moment of cringe.

Don't say "knots per hour," okay? Knots is a unit of speed. One knot is one nautical mile per hour. Look it up.

Yeah, there is every chance someone said, "Let's say that, to see how many geeks we can get to write in, so we'll know our commercial worked!" We know about the bunny.

But just in case it wasn't just bait: noted.


Kevin Robbins said...

Who knew? Spellcheck keeps the pitchforks away.

Kudos to the guy that did Beck meets Donald Duck.

E R E said...

you rooting for the yanks?

Brendan said...

@KR: Thanks for checking in. Glad you liked those.

@ERE: Yes. Not vociferously, but something more than just vestigially. It's part old affections, and part new feelings for the current version of the home team. I do like me some Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Nick Swisher, Mark Texiera, and most recently, and most of all, Robinson Cano.